FINE LIMITED EDITIONS SINCE 1974
Under An English Heaven
The Life of George Alcock
- ISBN: 0904351556
- Deluxe edition: 2000 copies
Signed by: George Alcock
Contributors: Dr Brian G Marsden
Paper: Cream paper.
Binding: Blue cloth with gold and silver tooling.
Box: Blue cloth slipcase.
Extras: Foreword by Dr Brian G Marsden, Director of the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
George Alcock is acknowledged by professionals worldwide as having been one of the most successful amateur astronomers of the 20th century. In 1959 he found a new comet - the first to be discovered in Britain since 1894. He scanned the night sky until his death in 2000, in the hope of adding to his remarkable tally of discoveries: five comets and five novae. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, he was also a meteorologist: and a keen naturalist, ornithologist and geologist.
'George Alcock is one of the best and most dedicated comet and nova-hunters of all time.' Sir Patrick Moore
- Page size: 160mm x 230mm
- 236 pages
- 8 images
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